2023 All-American College Football Preseason Team and Individual Honors

The 2023 college football season is nearly here and CFN is proud to celebrate all the athletes in our Preseason All-American College Football Honors this fall!

College Football Network proudly presents our Preseason 2023 All-American College Football Honors ahead of what should be a star-studded and terrific year of football on the horizon. Amid the conference realignment rumors, transfer portal movement, and so many other intriguing offseason storylines, nothing excites us at CFN more than football on the field itself.

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Preseason All-American Football Team Honors for 2023

  • Player of the Year
    Caleb Williams, QB, USC
  • Offensive Player of the Year
    Caleb Williams, QB, USC
  • Defensive Player of the Year
    Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State
  • Biggest Transfer Impact of the Year
    Clark Barrington, OL, Baylor
  • Coach of the Year
    Mike Norvell, Florida State

Preseason All-American Offense

  • Quarterback of the Year
    Caleb Williams, QB, USC
  • Running Back of the Year
    Nicholas Singleton, Penn State
  • Wide Receiver of the Year
    Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State
  • Tight End of the Year
    Oronde Gadsden II, Syracuse
  • Offensive Lineman of the Year
    Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State
  • Offensive Line of the Year
    Oregon State
  • Offensive Transfer of the Year
    Zakhari Franklin, WR, Ole Miss

Preseason First-Team All-American Offense

QB: Caleb Williams, USC
RB: Nicholas Singleton, Penn State
RB: Quinshon Judkins, Ole Miss
WR: Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State
WR: Xavier Worthy, Texas
WR: Rome Odunze, Washington
TE: Brock Bowers, Georgia
FLEX: Oronde Gadsden II, Syracuse
OT: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, Penn State
G: Cooper Beebe, Kansas State
C: Sedrick Van Pran, Georgia
G: Clark Barrington, Baylor
OT: Graham Barton, Duke

Preseason Second-Team All-American Offense

QB: Jordan Travis, FSU
RB: Blake Corum, Michigan
RB: Bucky Irving, Oregon
WR: Johnny Wilson, Florida State
WR: Zakhari Franklin, Ole Miss
WR: Malachi Corley, Western Kentucky
TE: Brant Kuithe, Utah
FLEX: Will Shipley, Clemson
OT: Joe Alt, Notre Dame
G: Christian Mahogany, Boston College
C: Sincere Haynesworth, Tulane
G: Jarrett Kingston, USC
OT: Joshua Gray, Oregon State

Preseason Third-Team All-American Offense

QB: Drake Maye, North Carolina
RB: Trey Benson, Florida State
RB: Raheim Sanders, Arkansas
WR: Malik Nabers, LSU
WR: Jerand Bradley, Texas Tech
WR: Antwane Wells Jr, South Carolina
TE: Ja’Tavion Sanders, Texas
FLEX: Seydou Traore, Mississippi State
OT: Rashad Green, Tulane
G: Zak Zinter, Michigan
C: Zach Frazier, West Virginia
G: Javion Cohen, Miami (FL)
OT: Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State

Preseason Honorable Mention All-American Offense

QB: Frank Harris, UTSA
QB: Michael Penix Jr., Washington
RB: Sieh Bangura, Ohio
RB: George Holani, Boise State
RB: Treshaun Ward, Kansas State
RB: Harrison Waylee, Wyoming
WR: Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State
WR: Tyrese Chambers, Maryland
WR: Odieu Hilaire, Bowling Green
WR: Devontez Walker, North Carolina
WR: Dorian Singer, USC
WR: Troy Franklin, Oregon
TE: Jaheim Bell, Florida State
TE: Oscar Cardenas, UTSA
FLEX: Will Sheppard, Vanderbilt
FLEX: Tory Horton, Colorado State
OT: Patrick Paul, Houston
OT: Nick Rosi, Toledo
G: Isaiah Adams, Illinois
G: Tellek Lockette, Louisiana-Monroe
C: Drake Nugent, Michigan
C: Matt Lee, Miami (FL)
G: Donovan Jackson, Ohio State
G: Keaton Bills, Utah
OT: JC Latham, Alabama
OT: Kingsley Suamataia, BYU

Preseason All-American Defense

  • Defensive Lineman of the Year
    Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State
  • Linebacker of the Year
    Harold Perkins Jr., LSU
  • Cornerback of the Year
    Kalen King, Penn State
  • Safety of the Year
    Kamren Kinchens, Miami (FL)
  • Defensive Line of the Year
    Florida State
  • Secondary of the Year
    Michigan
  • Defensive Transfer of the Year
    Travis Hunter, CB, Colorado

Preseason First-Team All-American Defense

EDGE: Dallas Turner, Alabama
EDGE: Jared Verse, Florida State
DT: Maason Smith, LSU
DT: Jer’Zhan Newton, Illinois
LB: Jeremiah Trotter Jr., Clemson
LB: Barrett Carter, Clemson
LB: Harold Perkins Jr, LSU
CB: Kalen King, Penn State
CB: Will Johnson, Michigan
CB: Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama
S: Kamren Kinchens, Miami (FL)
S: Malaki Starks, Georgia
FLEX: Nathaniel Watson, Mississippi State

Preseason Second-Team All-American Defense

EDGE: Mykel Williams, Georgia
EDGE: Bralen Trice, Washington
DT: Jaylon Hutchings, Texas Tech
DT: Brandon Dorlus, Oregon
LB: Smael Mondon Jr, Georgia
LB: Jaylan Ford, Texas
LB: Jackson Mitchell, UConn
CB: Dwight McGlothern, Arkansas
CB: Cobee Bryant, Kansas
CB: Ro Torrence, Arizona State
S: James Williams, Miami (FL)
S: Andrew Mukuba, Clemson
FLEX: Chop Robinson, Penn State

Preseason Third-Team All-American Defense

EDGE: Owen Porter, Marshall
EDGE: Laiatu Latu, UCLA
DT: Braden Fiske, Florida State
DT: McKinnley Jackson, Texas A&M
LB: Darren Anders, Bowling Green
LB: Ty’Ron Hopper, Missouri
LB: Danny Stutsman, Oklahoma
CB: Benjamin Morrison, Notre Dame
CB: Travis Hunter, Colorado
CB: Cooper DeJean, Iowa
S: Tyler Nubin, Minnesota
S: Rashad Wisdom, UTSA
FLEX: Trey Moore, UTSA

Preseason Honorable Mention All-American Defense

EDGE: Seth Coleman, Illinois
EDGE: Darius Hodges, Tulane
EDGE: J.T. Tuimoloau, Ohio State
EDGE: Mohamed Kamara, Colorado State
DT: Junior Tafuna, Utah
DT: Marley Cook, MTSU
DT: DeWayne Carter, Duke
DT: James Carpenter, James Madison
LB: Easton Gibbs, Wyoming
LB: Cal Haladay, Michigan State
LB: Omar Speights, LSU
LB: Shaun Dolac, Buffalo
LB: Taurus Jones, James Madison
LB: Jason Henderson, Old Dominion
CB: Cam Lockridge, Fresno State
CB: Ridge Texada, North Texas
CB: Reddy Steward, Troy
CB: Josh Newton, TCU
CB: Ryan Cooper, Oregon State
CB: Quinyon Mitchell, Toledo
S: Kenny Logan Jr., Kansas
S: Marcus Fuqua, Buffalo
S: Dell Pettus, Troy
S: Cole Bishop, Utah
FLEX: Javon Solomon, Troy
FLEX: JaQues Evans, Western Kentucky

Preseason All-American Special Teams

  • Kicker of the Year
    Joshua Karty, Stanford
  • Punter of the Year
    Tory Taylor, Iowa
  • Specialist of the Year
    Brian Battie, Auburn

Preseason First-Team All-American Specialists

Kicker: Joshua Karty, Stanford
Kickoff Specialist: Dragan Kesich, Minnesota
Punter: Tory Taylor, Iowa
Kick Returner: Brian Battie, Auburn
Punt Returner: Phillip Brooks, Kansas State
Special Teamer: Devon King, East Carolina

Preseason Second-Team All-American Specialists

Kicker: Dominic Zvada, Arkansas State
Kickoff Specialist: Jack Browning, San Diego State
Punter: Kai Kroeger, South Carolina
Kick Returner: Jawhar Jordan, Louisville
Punt Returner: Smoke Harris, Louisiana Tech
Special Teamer: Josh McCarty, Eastern Michigan

Preseason Third-Team All-American Specialists

Kicker: Griffin Kell, TCU
Kickoff Specialist: Caden Davis, Ole Miss
Punter: Jack Browning, San Diego State
Kick Returner: Jaylin Lucas, Indiana
Punt Returner: Kool-Aid Mckinstry, Alabama
Special Teamer: DJ Warnell Jr., Arizona

Preseason Honorable Mention All-American Specialists

Kicker: Alex McNulty, Buffalo
Kickoff Specialist: Joshua Karty, Stanford
Punter: Mason Fletcher, Cincinnati
Kick Returner: Victor Rosa, UConn
Punt Returner: Anthony Gould, Oregon State
Special Teamer: Davone Walden Jr., UNLV

Congratulations to all those players selected. For any questions regarding these selections or the process behind them, feel free to email them to me or ask on Twitter (@CamMellor).